YOU CAN BET YOUR ASTEROID!
So a few weeks ago my wife breathlessly tells me that an asteroid has been found that's going to smash the Earth in 2014.
Then... it became improbable.
Now, it's unlikely.
Anybody sense a coverup? If we can't find the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, what makes us trust astronomers when they say what an object that's been flying undetected around the heavens for 13 billion years will do?
Me, I'm building a spaceship. Of course, finding oxygen will probably be a problem...